When Siker first started delivering cyber security training and awareness in mid-2013 (as HS & TC), its whole ethos was about providing people with the right level of skills to be able to perform their job and their role securely. Right from the start we recognised that not everyone needs to be a security professional but most of the users of today’s IT do need to understand more about how they can become ‘professionally secure’.
Once we could get users understanding their responsibilities, then we could help organisations fully understand about how their staff can become part of their first line of defence and thus, reduce their attack surface and the organisation’s risk profile.
Whether your organisation refer to the subject as ‘Cyber’, ‘Digital’, ‘Information’ or simply ‘IT’, security is rapidly evolving into the one of the key areas that Boards are starting to focus on.
In the past, there have been a variety of generic certifications and courses covering a wide set of mainly risk-focused domains but Cyber Security is now a prominent issue on any Government or corporate agenda and there is a growth in the requirement for highly-trained, skilled individuals with the right set of competencies for their particular role.
Tim Harwood is a veteran of the security world and has been providing information security guidance and expertise to corporate clients, the UK Government and the UK military for over 30 years. As CEO of Siker, he provides strategic direction for the company that he founded in 2013.
After a successful career in the Royal Military Police, Sam graduated with honours from the University of East London, UK, majoring in Computing Science, before commencing a career in the IT support industry. Sam is a qualified instructor in accessibility software.
Head of Professional Services
Stuart joined the team in 2016 coming in from a financial background. He has been instrumental in the design and delivery of various courses including the Penetration Testing, Python Basics and Incident Handling courses.
Head of Academy
Anne joined the team in September 2022. She brings 30 years of experience in the education sector, with employers including City & Guilds and Open University. She is a qualified assessor / internal verifier and recently achieved her NEBOSH certificate. Anne will be overseeing our administration and processes for the customer journey.
Rest of the Team
Senior ICS Consultant and Trainer
Tim brings a wealth of experience from the last 30 years which started in the Royal Air Force and ending up as a Lead Engineering consultant for a top 20 oil and gas company. Tim has amassed several accreditations and certifications along the way including CEng, GICSP, C|EH, to name but a few.
Tony came to us in January 2019 after a 30-year successful career in the Police service. He has worked in his local force, national specialist departments and national agencies. He initially specialised in covert operations and investigations throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. As a highly experienced covert operative and qualified Police instructor, he also taught various covert courses, to operatives and potential new instructors.
Senior OT Cyber Trainer
Graham Speake is the CISO at Berkana Resources Corporation.
With over 30 years’ experience, Graham is a control systems and cyber security expert. In addition to his role at Berkana, Graham is a NexDefense fellow, SANS trainer and a subject-matter expert to the GIAC GICSP certification.
Sam is currently working within the Cyber team here at Siker, having joined on a 3rd year placement from Nottingham Trent University. Sam is currently studying for a degree in Cybersecurity, where he is currently averaging a high 2:1.
Rhys joined Siker in 2021 from Bournemouth University where he achieved a degree in Cyber Security Management. Since 2021 Rhys has overseen all the risk-based work both within Siker and for Siker clients. We are proud to say that Rhys has achieved his Certified ISO27001 Practitioners certificate in 2022 and is currently working towards his next certification in ISO27001 Lead Auditor.
Admin and Marketing Specialist
Kirsten comes to us as our Admin and Marketing Specialist so any of the graphics you see on our social medias, Kirsten is the one responsible. Kirsten has over 14 years of experience in retail in shops on the high street and on road. Because of her love for metal music, she has travelled throughout Europe with bands as their merch seller and volunteers at the music festival UK Tech-Metal Fest as Artist Liaison to the headliners.
Allow us to introduce Shaun Bisset, who will embark on a new venture with Siker as a Cyber Apprentice starting in July 2023. Previously, Shaun worked in the telecommunication sector, where he played a pivotal role in upgrading Scotland's fibre infrastructure and actively contributed to several rural projects.
Platinum 3P CEO and Siker Advisory Board
Jon Blake is a member of the Siker Cyber Advisory Board. He advises the board on investigation, intelligence and Internet related technical issues.
Jon has over 28 years’ detective experience as an investigator and covert intelligence specialist with the Metropolitan Police Service, New Scotland Yard, London.
CEO of L7E and Siker Advisory Board
Tony is our primary Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) / Counter-Drone instructor, with a distinguished and successful career in the Royal Air Force and over 10 years’ experience in Industry. A highly experienced UAS and Counter-UAS principal consultant and Chartered Engineer, Tony has an extremely broad and deep range of skills, which include UAS operations, intelligence analysis, air defence, electronic warfare, and cyber vulnerability.
Managing Director of Platinum 3P and Siker Advisory Board
Carol has a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Organisational Psychology. She is also a member of the Siker Cyber Advisory Board.
She advises the Board on behavioural, team and organisational psychology and psychological approaches to risk and error.